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Here is a pic from my shoes album. It's pretty spot on. I think they are closer to the full pic.

 

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post #7637 of 12569
I was enjoying those until I saw the green laces... confused.gif

Still, those look better than I expected (laces aside wink.gif ). It's good to have a cheaper suede shoe in the market, I never want to spend a ton on suede.
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I was enjoying those until I saw the green laces... confused.gif

Still, those look better than I expected (laces aside wink.gif ). It's good to have a cheaper suede shoe in the market, I never want to spend a ton on suede.

 

I agree. It's not something I am inclined to wear very often so I wouldn't want to spend a fortune. Btw, they came with brown laces too. ;o)

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I decided to go conservative with a white linen square today. Though it isn't obvious from the picture, the square is starting to take on a yellowish cast. It is only about 6 months old. I don't regularly expose it to sunlight or anything. What do you typically do with these? Embrace the yellow as a "patina" of sorts, buy new linen squares every few months, or bleach them?

 

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A regular wash should take care of that, if not, try some bleach.

I don't particuarly love that tie but I hesitate to call it bad taste.
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I'd say the best thing about pin stripes is that they constantly remind me how much better chalk stripes look...
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just wear the square as is, pass it off as cream, score SF style points teacha.gif
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I'd say the best thing about pin stripes is that they constantly remind me how much better chalk stripes look...

Chalk stripes are high risk, high reward IMO. Done well, they are great. A mid-grey flannel chalkstripe three piece has been on my list of wants for quite a while. Done poorly, you look like a cartoon gangster.
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For foo.gif points it needs to be cream silk. Cream linen will deduct points if anything bigstar[1].gif

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Chalk stripes are high risk, high reward IMO. Done well, they are great. A mid-grey flannel chalkstripe three piece has been on my list of wants for quite a while. Done poorly, you look like a cartoon gangster.

Honestly I try to avoid stripes as a general rule. It's easy to look bad no matter what the variation. I'd prefer a more textured solid or a plaid with overlay any day. That said, chalk stripes tend to only look good (IMO) in a flannel. Worsted quickly leads to gangsterland.
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per dopeys suggestion, i am trying this combo out.

sadly, i find this jacket is damn near impossible to properly capture in a picture.

extreme close up (Click to show)
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post


Honestly I try to avoid stripes as a general rule. It's easy to look bad no matter what the variation. I'd prefer a more textured solid or a plaid with overlay any day. That said, chalk stripes tend to only look good (IMO) in a flannel. Worsted quickly leads to gangsterland.

I try to avoid solid suits, on the other hand. I know they're more versatile but stripes are more flattering for my phat *ss. I do agree that chalk stripes look way better on flannel...

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per dopeys suggestion, i am trying this combo out.

sadly, i find this jacket is damn near impossible to properly capture in a picture.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I was thinking about a brown tweed with a strong pattern. This look has too much solid. It isn't terrible or anything - but it also isn't making use of the black tie in a way that has much impact.
Since you can see the actual colors, what do you think?
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I was thinking about a brown tweed with a strong pattern. This look has too much solid. It isn't terrible or anything - but it also isn't making use of the black tie in a way that has much impact.
Since you can see the actual colors, what do you think?

That's a black tie? Looks like chocolate brown in the picture.

 

If it is black, what color shoes do you wear with something like this?

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Sorry to interpose something perhaps off topic, but still a matter of issues of good taste.

 

Suspenders (Braces) with trousers and odd jackets? Yes or no?

 

I assume that as suspenders are not meant to be seen, then it shouldn’t matter, and the functionality and comfort many on this thread have attested to makes them attractive. But I don’t wear suits (in the humanities, I think this is too department head, B-school or administratorish) and perhaps they are more appropriate for suits while belts with trousers and odd jackets?

 

A brief glance at SF archives via search suggests suspenders with suits, belts with odd jackets. Thoughts?

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